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  • Votes are in: AFAP issues prioritized, presented to FORSCOM's senior leaders

    Mar 18, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) 2011 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference concluded Friday with the selection of five quality-of-life issues for referral to the senior leaders of the Army's largest organization for further consideration.

  • WTU gives back to Czech orphanage

    Mar 18, 2011

    The holiday season may be over, but the spirit of giving is still alive at the Warrior Transition Unit in Vilseck. Volunteers consisting of Wounded Warriors, staff and spouses loaded up a bus with donations and spent the afternoon with children from the DD Plana Orphanage in Plana, Czech Republic, March 4.

  • Womack Army Medical Center opens new satellite clinics

    Mar 18, 2011

    In the continuing push to stand up facilities that deliver the best quality of life for Soldiers and their Families, Army leadership opened two Womack Army Medical Center satellite clinics March 9 in Cumberland County. The medical facilities are healthcare as it should be -easy to access, patient-centered, team-based and quality-focused.

  • "How are you combating stress in your life'"

    Mar 18, 2011

    Man on the street: This week the Sentinel asked community members: "How are you combating stress in your life'"

  • ACC Chief of Staff Bids Farewell

    Mar 18, 2011

    Col. James E. Simpson, Army Contracting Command chief of staff, receives a command senior leader coin display from Jeff Parsons, ACC executive director, at his farewell ceremony March 14, at ACC Headquarters, Fort Belvoir, Va. Col. Simpson, chief of staff since July 2010, will soon depart for Baghdad where he will serve as the senior Army contracting official supporting Operation New Dawn.

  • Tiny dog teaches large lessons

    Mar 18, 2011

    With BRAC upon us, the delivery of certificate of expected separation letters, and more and more of our co-workers leaving by the day, many Civilian employees and Soldiers are falling into my boat, taking on more and more responsibilities while still trying to balance their personal lives. All I can say is don't pull a "Stabinsky" and get worked out of shape. Pull a "Charlie" and slow down and relax.

  • ACC Chief of Staff Bids Unit Farewell

    Mar 18, 2011

    Col. James E. Simpson, Army Contracting Command chief of staff, receives a command senior leader coin display from Jeff Parsons, ACC executive director, at his farewell ceremony March 14, at ACC Headquarters, Fort Belvoir, Va. Col. Simpson, chief of staff since July 2010, will soon depart for Baghdad where he will serve as the senior Army contracting official supporting Operation New Dawn. Sally George, deputy chief of staff, will succeed him on an interim basis. Col. Jeffrey Gabbert, Defense Contracting Management Agency, central region commander in Huntsville, Ala., will become the ACC chief of staff in June.

  • U.S., Saudi forces extend hands in Friendship Two

    Mar 18, 2011

    Third Army/U.S. Army Central (Third Army) Soldiers, along with more than 600 National Guard Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 118th Infantry, S.C., worked side-by-side with Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) in the Friendship Two exercise Feb. 19 through 28 in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. More than 4,100 U.S. and Saudi Arabian military servicemembers participated in the battalion-level exercise, which tested the maneuvers, tactics, techniques and procedures of both countries' military forces.

  • USASAC and SA Enterprise "Looking Ahead" at annual off-site

    Mar 18, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Senior leaders of the Security Assistance Enterprise met in Muscle Shoals, Ala. for the annual U.S. Army Security Assistance Command off-site March 7-10 to discuss opportunities and challenges in the Foreign Military Sales community.

  • Machinist creates universal MRAP key

    Mar 18, 2011

    Innovations in military equipment and tools are often the result of many hours of research and development, along with the expenditure of significant amounts of taxpayer dollars.

  • ISAF troops kill dozens of insurgents in Helmand

    Mar 18, 2011

    International Security Assistance Force troops killed more than 30 insurgents in an ongoing offensive operation in the Reg-e Khan Neshin district of Afghanistan's Helmand province, during the past two days, military officials reported.

  • Eighth Army commander reads to 1st grade students

    Mar 18, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - American military leaders participated in the annual Family Reading Night at Seoul American Elementary School March 17.

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club helps develop leaders in Afghanistan

    Mar 18, 2011

    More than 66 years after then 2nd Lt. Audie Murphy was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Holtzwihr, France, during World War II, his legacy continues to influence the professional development of noncommissioned officers at Army installations across the United States, and now even in Afghanistan.

  • Japan-based military Families remain top concern

    Sep 28, 2011

    Defense Department officials are taking Aca,!A"proactive, deliberateAca,!A? steps to stay ahead of the changing conditions in Japan, while keeping the safety and well being of military Families there always in mind, a DOD official said March 18.

  • Helping Japan is Pacific Command's top priority

    Sep 30, 2011

    U.S. forces in Japan are engaged in one of the biggest natural and manmade disasters of a lifetime, Navy Adm. Robert F. Willard said March 17. Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, spoke over the phone from Hawaii to the Pentagon press corps about what the U.S. military is doing to help the Japanese Self-Defense Force respond to the disaster caused by the March 11 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear emergency.

  • UNC Honor Guard Soldiers help to keep Seoul clean

    Mar 17, 2011

    SEOUL - Members of the United Nations Command Honor Guard joined Korean hosts to help clean up the streets of Itaewon in Seoul March 17.

  • Training to Assist

    Mar 17, 2011

    Paratroopers with the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade, along with soldiers role-playing as the Iraqi Army, assault a compound in a search for a hidden weapons cache, during a training exercise, Mar., 17. The 2d Brigade is conducting numerous training exercises as part of a rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La.

  • Alaska National Guardsmen to Compete in Combatives Tournament

    Mar 17, 2011

    Soldiers from Alaska Army National Guard's 49th Missile Defense Battalion will compete in the 4th Annual National Guard Combatives Tournament in Fort Benning, Ga., March 18-20.

  • 56th Army Band NCO earns top award

    Mar 17, 2011

    Baker's energy and ability to carry a tune that can send anyone's feet tapping are just two of many characteristics that earned her, "Army Band Junior NCO of the Year." The clarinetist with Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 56th Army Band was nominated by her leadership and selected from more than 50 other applicants Armywide.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness takes off at JBLM with master resilience assistants training

    Mar 17, 2011

    The Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. has been a driving force in his push for every Soldier to be resilient and ready for the nation's next war. To do that, he asked the University of Pennsylvania and senior Army leaders to design a comprehensive plan that maximizes Soldiers' mettle, mind and mental thinking and focuses on the five dimensions of strength: physical, spiritual, emotional, social and family performance levels by providing individually tailored skill training that leads to a balanced, healthy, self-confident force.

  • Three JBLM captains earn MacArthur Leadership awards

    Mar 17, 2011

    Captain Zach Corke, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Capt. Robert Snyder III, 1st Special Forces Group, and Capt. Derek Noel, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, received the MacArthur Leadership Award for 2010, given each year to company grade officers and warrant officers who live up to General Douglas MacArthur's ideals of duty, honor and country. "The driving force was to establish an award to recognize the future leaders of the United States Army," Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation Executive Director William J. Davis said.

  • Military appreciation day at Ice Park

    Mar 17, 2011

    Ice Alaska is one of the largest ice art competition and exhibitions and features work by both local and world-class artists.

  • Wainwright Soldier earns Outstanding Military Musician Award

    Mar 17, 2011

    The U.S. military has stepped up to recognize musical excellence in its ranks with the Col. Finley R. Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award and a U.S. Army Alaska Soldier is one of the first to receive the honor.

  • 'Time To Connect With Our Feelings'

    Mar 17, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--With every step, Jenna Henderson is going forward into her future. For a long time, it seemed that proverbial saying "One step forward, two steps back" was coming true more often than not for this military wife, whose life had revolved around her husband's Army career.

  • USAPHC (Prov) welcomes first command sergeant major

    Mar 17, 2011

    A new milestone has been reached as the U.S. Army Public Health Command (Provisional) moves forward to full operational capability. The organization welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald C. Ecker at a change of responsibility ceremony conducted on March 17 at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Pundakit Integrated School ground breaking and classroom construction

    Mar 17, 2011

    The Pundakit Integrated school poses for the groundbreaking ceremony and construction of the schools, during exercise Balikatan in San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines on March 11, 2011.

  • Valor Flight Fund-Raiser Goes To The Movies

    Mar 17, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Inside theater 6, it was the tears quietly shed among those in attendance that bore testament to the heroic and valiant efforts of those on screen. Area supporters of Valor Flight gathered Thursday at Monaco Pictures at Bridge Street to raise funds for the non-profit organization. A minimum $25 donation was suggested in exchange for an evening of patriotism and education, which included appearances by the Patriot Guard and veteran re-enactors, as well as the opportunity to view an award-winning documentary about the Korean War.

  • ASC honors Women's History

    Mar 17, 2011

    The Army Sustainment Command Equal Opportunity Office hosted a Women's History Month observance, March 17 at the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Course clubhouse. The observance began with a video presentation highlighting the achievements women have made throughout history. The keynote speaker of the event was ASC's Sgt. Maj. Debra Buie.

  • ACS, USCIS join forces to assist families seeking citizenship

    Mar 17, 2011

  • Sill women train for 'Bataan'

    Mar 17, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Inspiration fostered in a fitness class led a group of Fort Sill women to train for the 2011 Bataan Memorial Death March on March 27 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • 'Walk to Afghanistan' inspires recovering accident victim

    Mar 17, 2011

    The 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's Family Readiness Group created a program for each task force's Families to join together and symbolically walk the 6,526 miles from Fort Drum to Afghanistan.

  • Ecstatic reunion

    Mar 17, 2011

    A Soldier assigned to 1st Brigade Combat Team enjoys a warm reunion with her husband after returning to Fort Drum from a deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Office Meets Customers' Leisure Travel Needs

    Mar 17, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Thinking about a vacation trip' You might want to travel first to the corner of Aerobee and Patton roads. That's where you'll find the Leisure Travel Office in building 3711, the newly-renovated Community Activity Center.

  • Recruiters speak about warrant opportunities

    Mar 17, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Two Army Warrant Officer Recruiting Command recruiters from Fort Knox, Ky., were here March 8 and 9 providing interested Soldiers information on the warrant officer program at the Harry S. Truman Army Education Center.

  • Sill chefs test their mettle

    Mar 17, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Every year, military cooks from every branch all over the world compete in the military version of "Iron Chef." The 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., is the largest in the United States. The competition ran Feb. 27 through March 9.

  • Senate confirms Dempsey as Army chief of staff

    Mar 17, 2011

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey was confirmed by the Senate March 16 for assignment as the next chief of staff of the Army.

  • CAAA Employee Honored as U.S. Army Civilian Suggester of the Year

    Mar 17, 2011

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity employee Jordan Dant was honored during a ceremony at the Pentagon March 15 as the U.S. Army's Fiscal Year 2010 Civilian Suggester of the Year.

  • Air warrior team goes mobile

    Mar 17, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Four trainers from the Fires Center of Excellence Noncommissioned Officers Academy took their expertise to the road when they taught the Advanced Leaders Course to 39 air defense artillery students at Fort Bragg, N.C., from Jan. 7 through Feb. 18.

  • Gray Eagle Launches Unmanned Testing

    Mar 17, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL Ala.--Just the other day, the Gray Eagle was flying 8,000 feet above Hazel Green. Well, not actually. The flight was simulated. Cables and computers connected to a 28-foot-long Gray Eagle stationed in a high-bay area of the Software Engineering Directorate collected data as the unmanned aircraft flew a simulated flight across North Alabama. Engineers tracked its progress on ground control stations, much like what Soldiers would actually do if they were operating the unmanned aircraft in theater.

  • Lifeguards prepare for Fort Rucker swimmers

    Mar 17, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff is training the next generation of lifeguards through April 8.

  • Sill firefighters' quick response saves infant

    Mar 17, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The thought of losing a child is unbearable in the minds of parents. For a Fort Sill Soldier and her husband, that thought almost became a reality Jan. 30. That evening, Fort Sill firefighters received word that a 5-month-old female stopped breathing. In one minute, 45 seconds, four firefighters arrived on scene.

  • Fort Rucker youth share photography skills during exhibition

    Mar 17, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Youth participating in the EDGE! photography exhibition displayed pictures that told a story March 12.

  • Travel Extravaganza -- Event offers special savings for Soldiers, Families

    Mar 17, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Vacation seekers flocked to the 23rd annual Travel Extravaganza sponsored by Leisure Travel Services at The Landing March 9.

  • Integrated Disability Evaluation System helps separating Soldiers

    Mar 17, 2011

    The new Integrated Disability Evaluation System streamlines injured Soldiers' benefits. The program, set to begin within the next month, partners the Department of Defense with the Department of Veterans Affairs where responsibilities overlap.

  • SOS ensures surviving Families not left behind

    Mar 17, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker Survivor Outreach Services staff continues its efforts to spread the word about the Never Forgotten Card to Family members of fallen servicemembers and local area businesses.

  • Army tells Congress Iraq on track to transition by year's end

    May 24, 2011

    It's up to Iraq now to be successful in their own future, said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • 903rd CCBn Soldier participates in Hajj on invitational orders

    Mar 17, 2011

    In a massive mix of cultural and religious gathering of people in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Maj. William Trimble stood tall with a sense of enlightenment.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers, civilians experience drunk driving with simulation

    Mar 17, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Groups of Soldiers and civilians got first-hand experience of the dire consequences drinking and driving can have thanks to the Save A Life Tour March 9-11.

  • Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - Construction Photos - March 2011

    Mar 17, 2011

    The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Colorado and Kentucky. The Bechtel Pueblo Team, a partnership of Bechtel National, Inc.; Washington Demilitarization Company/URS; Parsons; and Battelle Memorial Institute, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close PCAPP.

  • NCO Academy grads -- next 'greatest generation' gets 113 'leaders'

    Mar 17, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A class of 113 noncommissioned officers graduated from the NCO Academy during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum March 4.

  • Exercise tests post's response

    Mar 17, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- It's Tuesday morning and the post is under attack. Suspicious white powder shooting out of a package, an ear-shattering explosion and bodies strewn across an office floor.

  • Gen. Martin Dempsey, TRADOC commander, departs to become 37th Chief of Staff of the Army

    Mar 17, 2011

    Fort Monroe, Va. - General Martin E. Dempsey, commanding general, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, will depart here Monday to become Chief of Staff, Army, at the Pentagon during an 11 a.m. ceremony in Continental Park hosted by Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., the current Chief of Staff, Army. Gen. Dempsey has commanded TRADOC since December 2008, and was confirmed by the United States Senate during a vote March 16 to become the next CSA. Gen. Casey has been CSA since April 2007.

  • 10th CAB Soldiers, fiber-optic technology keep Bagram's east side humming

    Mar 17, 2011

    PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Modern communication seems to work like magic for the end-user; the press of a power button, the click of a mouse, or the strike of a key and messages send or receive in an instant. And even in areas as austere as Afghanistan, instant communication exists, in part, due to the Soldiers who run the cables.

  • Army astronaut talks space

    Mar 17, 2011

    NASA astronaut Col. Douglas H. Wheelock visited Fort Carson March 10 following a six-month mission in space.

  • Carson Family membercompetes for Youth of Year

    Mar 17, 2011

    When Brianna Leahy took the chocolate cake with strawberry buttercream frosting out of the box, the children in the project room at the Fort Carson Youth Services Center abandoned their paintings, knitting and drawings to line up for a slice.

  • Dual promotion for Army couple who partnered for their careers

    Mar 17, 2011

    Camp Casey, Korea, probably doesn't top the list of honeymoon destinations for most newlyweds, but spending theirs deployed to Southeast Asia in 2003 was just part of the unique journey shared by Majors Robert and Renee Mann. Serving in Army careers that have taken them around the globe, sometimes together and sometimes apart, the two officers will celebrate their accomplishments in a dual promotion ceremony at the Pentagon on March 11.

  • Natick celebrates Women's History Month

    Mar 17, 2011

    She might have seemed to be an unlikely speaker for a Women's History Month observance.

  • Command warns against drunk driving

    Mar 17, 2011

    As waves of Soldiers come home from Iraq and Afghanistan, commanders at Fort Carson have redoubled their efforts to encourage Soldiers and Family members not to drink and drive.

  • ACC to establish contingency support center

    Mar 17, 2011

    Jeff Parsons, executive director of the Army Contracting Command, announced today his intent to establish a new Contingency Support Center to coordinate and manage all command support to contingency operations both within the U.S. and overseas. According to Mr. Parsons, "The key to achieving this goal is to better synchronize enterprise-wide efforts and to more effectively leverage the expertise and talent we have across the command."

  • 4th Inf. Div. CG provides Iraq update

    Mar 17, 2011

    The combined command information brief/town hall meeting with 4th Infantry Division forward, at McMahon Auditorium March 10 drew a crowd of 200 Soldiers, Family members, post employees, Fort Carson Good Neighbors, retirees and community leaders.

  • Fort Drum sets $200,000 goal at annual AER kickoff

    Mar 17, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Military and civilian leaders of the 10th Mountain Division (LI) met on post Thursday to praise the Army Emergency Relief program and to kick off another year of military-led giving at Fort Drum.

  • Fort Drum photographers recognized in Armywide competition

    Mar 17, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. --- Two Fort Drum photographers beat out thousands of people in an Armywide digital photography contest.

  • 2011 Annual Business Transformation Report to Congress

    Mar 17, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> 2010 was a big year for Army business transformation efforts. The Secretary of the Army, supported by the Office of Business Transformation completed many efforts that will propel the Army into an even more successful 2011. The report details FY 2010 business transformation accomplishments including the development of an <i> integrated management system (IMS) to assist leaders make better resource-informed decisions;</i> the implementation of the Business System Information Technology Strategy for <i>effective use of our Enterprise Resource Planning Systems enabling the Army to get people, equipment, and resources to where we need them most; </i> and progress on the Army business initiatives.

  • Fort Stewart-Hunter Soldiers, Families meet the challenges of Fitness First

    Mar 17, 2011

    Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Soldiers and Family Members, enthusiastic and ready for some togetherness, challenges and fun, turned out in numbers for the inaugural Fitness First: The Amazing Race on March 12.

  • Fort Stewart-Hunter Soldiers, Families meet the challenges of Fitness First

    Mar 17, 2011

  • Soldiers exercise team building in Warrior Adventure Quest

    Mar 17, 2011

    Soldiers from the 526th Engineer Company, 92nd Engineers Battalion, participated in the Warrior Adventure Quest program at Holbrook Pond Recreation Area and Campground, March 10.

  • Youth swap ideas at council meeting

    Mar 17, 2011

    Youth did more than socialize at the Fort Stewart Youth Action Council quarterly meeting, March 10, at the Fort Stewart Youth Center, building 7338.

  • CAB Soldier receives Broken Wing Award

    Mar 17, 2011

    A Soldier from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade was awarded the Army Aviation Broken Wing Award, March 7, at Hunter Army Airfield. Chief Warrant Officer 3 James Hagerty, a Black Hawk pilot and safety officer for 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd CAB, received the award for his actions in Afghanistan when his aircraft experienced an engine failure.

  • Cottonbalers round up for organization day

    Mar 17, 2011

    Whether Alpha Company is stomping Delta Company in ultimate football, Echo Company is barely beating Bravo Company in soccer, or a bunch of kids are seeing who can jump the highest in a bouncy castle, everyone can agree that an organizational day for Soldiers and Families is a great way to get together.

  • Congressional Testimony

    Mar 17, 2011

  • Soldier writes children's book about helping restore Baghdad Zoo

    Mar 17, 2011

    Maj. William "Wes" Sumner and a small group of people helped save a large population of animals forgotten at the Baghdad Zoo. He recently published a children's book about it.

  • CAAA Employee Receives Award for Saving Coworker's Life

    Mar 17, 2011

    CAAA employee Brandon Inman received the U.S. Army Superior Civilian Service Award for his actions in saving the life of a coworker March 2.

  • RISF updates partnerships with communities

    Mar 17, 2011

    Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield hosted its bi-annual Regional Information Sharing Forum, March 9, providing a platform for community leaders to share information that directly impacts Soldiers, Family Members, civilians and retirees.

  • Outlaws prepare to head home

    Mar 17, 2011

    As the weather starts to warm up, the 632nd Maintenance Company, 749th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), is beginning to cool down. After 10 months of hard work, it's time to start preparing to head back to Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Soldiers exercise team building in Warrior Adventure Quest

    Mar 17, 2011

    Soldiers from the 526th Engineer Company, 92nd Engineers Battalion, participated in the Warrior Adventure Quest program at Holbrook Pond Recreation Area and Campground, March 10.

  • Ground broken for 4th IBCT Soldier Family Care Clinic

    Mar 17, 2011

    Keeping with the Army Medical Command's commitment to provide quality health care to Warriors and their Families, 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart leadership broke ground on the anticipated 39,000-square-foot 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Soldier Family Care Clinic, March 11.

  • Keeping family close, despite distance

    Mar 17, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C.-- Earlier this weekend, I found myself sitting on the floor at 9:30 p.m., surrounded by photo clippings and holding a pair of scissors, wondering whether I had a small photo of my dog to add to a family collage I was making to take to my son's day care room.

  • AMC Chaplain speaks at CECOM's first prayer breakfast at APG

    Mar 17, 2011

  • Post hosts lifesaving training

    Mar 17, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Soldiers and family members from the surrounding community are taking advantage of a Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation program that certifies them as lifeguards and whips them into shape at the same time.

  • ASAP offers relief from stress, anxiety

    Mar 17, 2011

    The Fort Jackson Army Substance Abuse Program, which traditionally addresses issues of alcohol and drug abuse, will expand its programs by offering a six-week stress and anxiety reduction class, scheduled to begin Wednesday.

  • Soldier Power

    Mar 17, 2011

    As markets worried about unrest in Libya and other parts of the Middle East, crude oil prices hit a 2 1/2 year high last week, with prices surging to more than $100 per barrel. Those rising global fuel prices have wide-reaching effects across the U.S. economy, including implications for the Department of Defense.

  • New center part of resiliency mission

    Mar 17, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Recently we opened the Family Life and Resiliency Center and took another major step in providing the Soldier and his or her family members - as well as DA civilians - the most advanced and comprehensive resiliency programs the Army offers.

  • Fort Hood unit assumes authority in southern Iraq

    Mar 17, 2011

  • First in drill: First female DSoY set the standard

    Mar 17, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- There was a time at Fort Jackson when female drill sergeants could not lead trainees through the Bayonet Course and perform some of the same duties as their male counterparts.

  • Petraeus: Afghan transition will have long-term impact

    Mar 17, 2011

    As the transition approaches for Afghan forces to begin taking responsibility for security in their country, actions in the coming months will have consequences for years to come, the commander of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan said here, today.

  • IMCOM-Europe employees receive Army's top 2 publishing awards

    Mar 17, 2011

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- For the second time in three years, members of IMCOM Europe have won both awards in both categories of the Army-wide competition for the Secretary of the Army Publications Improvements Awards.

  • TBI rehab gets dose of persistence on Capitol Hill

    Mar 17, 2011

    Researchers, educators, family advocators and survivors of traumatic brain injury testified March 16 before the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, during what was dubbed "Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill."

  • DFACs in Korea battle to change your mind

    Mar 17, 2011

    This is a feature highlighting the Inaugural 2011 National Nutrition Month Competition in Korea. There are 25 dining facilities and only four are selected as finalists to compete.

  • Gates authorizes humanitarian funds for Japan, voluntary evacuation of Honshu families

    Sep 30, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has authorized up to $35 million in initial Defense Department funds for humanitarian aid to Japan, and to pay for the voluntary departure of eligible family members from the island Honshu to the designated "safe haven" of the United States.

  • Women's History Month: Trailblazers Reflections of the first female CSM of the Army Reserves

    Aug 26, 2011

    The click and clack of high heels against the hardwood floors resonates as she enters the room. With poise and purpose, she directs herself past those in attendance to the podium - instantly commanding a level of attention and awe usually afforded to presidents and other nations' leaders. The room becomes deathly silent as if the audience is holding their breath in anticipation, only exhaling as the silence is broken by the simple uttering, "Hello, I'm Michele Jones."

  • USFK conserves bandwidth for Japan relief efforts

    Sep 28, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - U.S. Forces Korea has taken measures to conserve network bandwidth to support on-going humanitarian relief operations in Japan.

  • 6-52nd ADA holds combined victory celebration

    Mar 16, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Leaders, Soldiers and families from the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery celebrated the conclusion of exercise Key Resolve with their Republic of Korea military and civilian counterparts during the annual Key Resolve Victory Day here March 12.

  • Officials praise transition to joint base

    Mar 16, 2011

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine Hammack and Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics Terry A. Yonkers spent March 9 and 10 touring the installation, talking to Soldiers and Airmen and identifying best practices.

  • Three Fort Huachuca NCOs inducted into elite Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

    Mar 16, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Three noncommissioned officers stationed on Fort Huachuca were recently inducted into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club. The SAMC is an elite organization comprising of NCOs who have demonstrated performance and inherent leadership qualities and abilities characterized by those of Sgt. Audie Murphy.

  • Senior NCO conference gets Soldiers back to basics

    Mar 16, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- This year's 2011 Military Intelligence Command Sergeants Major/Sergeants Major Conference was all about getting back to the basics. One hundred fifty-four MI command sergeants major, sergeants major, first sergeants, master sergeants and retirees attended the three-day conference held March 8-10 on Fort Huachuca. The vast majority of attendees traveled from installations around the world, including those in Korea, Hawaii, Germany, Belgium and more.

  • Army Emergency Relief kicks off

    Mar 16, 2011

    The annual Army Emergency Relief campaign is under way through May 31 with hopes of exceeding last year's $265,000 in contributions.

  • Engineer Company completes wall for Republic of Philippines elementary school

    Mar 16, 2011

    U.S. Army Soldiers from the 643rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command continue constructing an additional classroom at Angel C. Manglicmot Memorial Elementary School, Zambales Province, Republic of the Philippines on March 14 during Balikatan 2011.

  • Alabama engineers honor chemical munitions disposal project

    Mar 16, 2011

    The Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility project was inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame here last month.

  • Anniston Chemical Activity holds last ACE

    Mar 16, 2011

    Under the auspices of the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program, ANCA and depot officials have trained with state and six area counties' Emergency Management Agency officials and staff to be prepared if there was an incident involving the local stockpile of chemical munitions. Yearlong efforts culminated in an annual community exercise every spring. The 2011 exercise, involving hundreds of federal, Army and state players and evaluators, was held March 2.

  • New welding process coming to ANAD

    Mar 16, 2011

    Welders throughout the Nichols Industrial Complex will soon begin certifying to use a new welding process, gas metal arc welding-pulse.

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